Tuesday, October 29, 2013

THE CHIEFTON by Margaret Mallory

The Return of the Highlanders Series, Book Four
Grand Central/Forever
February 26th, 2013
Historical Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn (love2read28@gmail.com)
Obtained by Publisher

3 Hearts


As chiefton of the MacDonald’s of Sleat, Connor holds the fate of his people within his hands. Knowing there are others gunning for his lands, Connor decides to have a marriage of convenience to secure his land and people. What he doesn’t anticipate is his friend, Isla to charm him even as she warns of looming danger.

Isla dresses plainly, keeps her head down and loves Connor from afar. She has a talent in knowing when danger is around as well as healing. When Connor gives her a taste of passion, she finds herself falling in love with him but Connor has to marry for duty not love if he wants to quiet the rumblings of others. Can Isla find a way to show Connor the danger heading his way as well as what his heart is telling him?

THE CHIEFTON is a lovely tale of danger, mystery, friendship and loves all rolled up & tied with a bow and add in a sexy highlander to help you out, well let’s just say this reader was thrilled to pieces. Ms. Mallory delivers a wonderful story to fall in love with and you get a sense of all the research she did to make it a bit more realistic. The writing was tight, story flowed nicely and the characters are wonderfully well written.

Meet Isla and Connor. Connor needs to make an alliance before the enemies worm their way out and take what is his, namely his lands, his life and more. His friend, Isla, minds his keep and loves him from afar but even as she warns Connor or looming danger, he can’t afford to worry about it. Trying to figure out all the players in the ame of take away is giving him a headache. I loved the dynamics between Connor and Isla. Connor is strong, determined to do what is right for his people and even though he feels duty is better than love, he can’t help that hidden part of his heart that longs for it. Isla is Connor’s friend but she also loves him with all her heart. What happens when friendship is off the table and Connor sees what a delight Isla is? Well things never go according to plans when the heart is involved. I loved how these two danced around one another as the blinders came off of Connor in regards to Isla. The secondary characters are quite a treat and moved the story along smoothly. Her character building is impressive and if you haven’t read the others in the series, this is a perfect introduction into it as it can be read as a standalone title.

THE CHIEFTON is a fast paced, wonderful story that leaves you on the edge of your seat even as you flip the pages looking to see what happens next for Connor and Isla. With the right amount of mystery, romance and more, Ms. Mallory delivers a story that the reader will get lost in and after the last page is read, clamor for more. I can’t wait to check out the rest of the books in this series and see what else tickles my imagination.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement

1 comment:

Margaret Mallory said...

Thanks for reading and reviewing my book. So glad you enjoyed The Chieftain!